we took over 2,000 pictures because we were blown away by the beauty, so i thought that i would break the pictures up (not all of them of course-just the very best ones) in different posts. so more to come. anyway, here's where we went and i'll talk more about the details in later posts, but just wanted to give you a general idea today:
7 pm direct flight from boston to madrid.
landed in madrid. picked up rental car and stopped in segovia.
traveled on to bilbao where we stayed overnight.
guggenheim museum in bilbao.
scenic drive to san sebastian where we stayed for 2 nights.
drive to provence, france and stay for 2 nights in arles.
drive through provence. towns including les baux, saint remy, gordes, roussillon, and aix-en- provence. spent night in cassis, france.
drive to barcelona, spain where we dropped off our rental car and stayed for 3 nights.
train from barcelona to madrid.
direct flight from madrid to boston.
seeing that i am a total romantic and visually oriented person, i totally fell in love with europe and have been dreaming about it all week! the outdoor cafes, local markets in every town, pedestrian friendly cities. bike paths galore, a mix of modern and old architecture, fabulous graphically designed signs, crowded playgrounds where parents and kids meet and socialize, not needing an excuse to sit down and relax with a coffee or wine, and pintxos. what is your favorite thing about the european way of life?